National Council of African Women
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Welcome to NCAW!

Aims and Objectives

  • To generate and promote interest and participation in community development in various localities;
  • To organize, initiate and support developmental projects that cater to the different needs;
  • To promote communication with welfare agencies and governmental institutions;
  • To serve as an information resource on the needs and interests of communities
  • To develop skills that empower NCAW members to be resourceful within their communities


  • Opening of clinics and district nursing services
  • Support of the Lads Hostel Juvenile Delinquent Facility
  • Interaction and support of other organizations such as the:
    • Daughters of Africa
    • Mendi Scholarship Fund
    • Standing Committee of Child Welfare
    • All African Convention
    • African National Congress
    • Bantu Welfare Trust
  • Negotiation of salaries for female teachers
  • Equal pensions for aged Africans
  • Nondiscriminatory language towards African women as “disease carriers”
  • Instrumental in the establishment of community recreation centers by the Union Social Welfare Department


A member of the NCAW is recognized by the organization’s pins.  There is a pin that bears the same emblem as the flag.  The colors of purple, gold, and green represent symbols of the rising sun, hope and growth, and prosperity that is the dream of every African.  In addition, there is a lifetime membership pin that is awarded after fifteen years of service.  Also, each president wears a special pendant that was introduced in 1975 and was first worn by Mrs. C. M. Mamabolo, who was the National President.  The pendant was presented by Mrs. Manko Kunene on behalf of Natal.  Miss Soga who was declared the Founder and Life President of the NCAW on December 19, 1957 was presented with a green robe by members from the Transvaal region.  Miss E. N. Mzazi of Queenstown and founder member of the Council was conferred Honorary Life Vice-President.

National Officers

Moagi-Molefakgotia NCAW Centre
Sebokeng, Vaal Region
TELEPHONE: 78 365 4961 (from the US, 011 27 78 365 4961)

President : Mapula Nkomo
Immediate Past President : Winkie Thema
Secretary General : Tselane Morolo
Assistant Secretary : Nono Choeu
Treasurer : Maria Sefotlhelo
Public Relations Officer (PRO) : Esther Ramusi
Life President : Magdalene Madiabo Mokgata